Regarding the Christian’s options for missions involvement, John Piper once famously offered three: “Go. Send. Or disobey”(from his sermon, “Let the Nations Be Glad,” preached June 15, 2000). In one sense, we are all sent. Jesus has given the Great Commission to all Christians. We are all to go and make disciples (Matt. 28:18-20). But regarding world missions, and to Piper’s point, we should recognize that there are some that God calls to cross-cultural ministry and there are those who co-labor behind them. Paul explains this relationship to the church in Rome: “And how are they to preach unless they are sent?”(Rom. 10:15, ESV) Go or send. Those are our options for world missions involvement.

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